In the eighth match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Sri Lanka and Ireland will square off against each other for a place in the super 12’s. If Lankan lions wins today then they will ensure a place in the next stage of this tournament because their current net run rate is very good. But definitely Ireland is not a team which can be underestimated because they have some top rated batsman in their squad.
Ireland wins the toss after which they opted to bowl first. This is what Irish captain Andrew Balbirnie said during the coin toss, “We are going to bowl first, it’s our first night game. Hopefully we can make use of the dew factor. We need to be a bit smart, doesn’t matter if we bat or bowl first. Young comes in.” Sri Lanka has not made any change to their playing xi.
The eighth match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 between SL vs IRE will start at 7:30 PM IST. This match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium which is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Neil Rock(w), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Craig Young
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera(w), Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
As per our prediction Ireland will win todays match no. 8 of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. If we compare the batting line-ups of both these teams then you will find out that Ireland has far better superior batting as compared to Sri Lanka.